Ubuntu 14.04
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Pound : SSL Settings
2016/01/11
 
Configure Pound with SSL.
The connection between Pound and Clients are encrypted with SSL. ( Pound - backends are normal )
This example based on the environment like follows.
        |
--------+--------------------------------------------------------------------
        |
        +-------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
        |10.0.0.30          |10.0.0.51           |10.0.0.52           |10.0.0.53
 +------+-----+     +-------+------+     +-------+------+     +-------+------+
 |  Frontend  |     |   Backend#1  |     |   Backend#2  |     |   Backend#3  |
 |   Pound    |     |  Web Server  |     |  Web Server  |     |  Web Server  |
 +------------+     +--------------+     +--------------+     +--------------+

[1] Create SSL certificates.
root@dlp:~#
cd /etc/ssl/private

root@dlp:/etc/ssl/private#
openssl req -x509 -nodes -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout /etc/ssl/private/pound.pem -out /etc/ssl/private/pound.pem

Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key
......++++++
.......++++++
writing new private key to '/etc/ssl/private/pound.pem'
-----
You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated
into your certificate request.
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank
For some fields there will be a default value,
If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.
-----
Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:
JP
   
# country

State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:
Hiroshima
   
# state

Locality Name (eg, city) []:
Hiroshima
   
# city

Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:
GTS
   
# company

Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:
Server World
   
# department

Common Name (eg, YOUR name) []:
dlp.srv.world
   
# server's FQDN

Email Address []:
xxx@srv.world
   
# admin email
root@dlp:/etc/ssl/private#
chmod 600 pound.pem
[2] Configure Pound for SSL.
root@dlp:~#
vi /etc/pound/pound.cfg
# add like follows

ListenHTTP
    Address 0.0.0.0
    Port 80
End
ListenHTTPS
    Address 0.0.0.0
    Port 443
    Cert "/etc/ssl/private/pound.pem"
End

root@dlp:~#
/etc/init.d/pound restart

[3] Make sure all works fine to access to the frontend server from a Client with HTTPS like follows.
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